Am I the only one who noticed this? It has bugged me for years. I finally found the answer.
If you know anyone who owns a copy of Houdini On Magic by Walter B. Gibson [Dover Publications (c)1953] you can perform a neat trick with the book. Have them get the book - confirm that all is well. It is the same book that has been sitting on their shelf since they bought it from Vick Lawston in 1967 for $3 with the top right corner (containing price) conveniently clipped off. Tell them you are going to make one trick disappear from the book while it is in their hands. ALACAZAM (or whatever). Have them turn to page 196 in chapter VI. The trick listed in Contents "Kellar's Wine and Ribbon" has disappeared! Contents lists "The Ribbon Escape;Kellar's Wine and Ribbon; Lifting a Human Being With Power From Eyes" but Kellar trick is not in book.
Seriously, are there other strange happenings in magic texts that have gone unnoticed until now?
Mystery Solved: Where did Kellar's trick disappear to? It went back in time. Kellar's Wine and Ribbon can be found on pages 142-146 of Houdini's Escapes and Magic - [Book Two : Houdini's Magic]- Blue Ribbon Books (c)1930.